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Board of Directors

Amjad Khan



Amjad Khan is a serial entrepreneur, restaurateur, and founder of the largest Asian food franchise in the UK and Europe: Kebabish Original, with over 200 locations and expanding into Africa. Mr Khan has recently opened up another restaurant venture, Kassaba, specialising in Turkish Cuisine. His interests also include a property and petroleum holdings, sitting on the board of AK Petroleum and AK Homes.

Sardar Shafquat Khan

Senior Vice President


Sardar Shafquat Khan is a prominent established businessman since 1994. He is the Chairman of boutique Finance and Estate Agency; Berkeley Square Capital ltd (London), located in the heart of London Mayfair. He is also a physical commodities trader which includes; Halal meat and poultry, sugar, rice and petroleum oil and Gas Along with this. Sardar Shafquat Khan holds a strong interest in charitable work as well as for the community. He has launched his own charity; SARDAR FOUNDATION which focusses on amending the living conditions and lives of those in his roots, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. With this motivation he is striving towards building a chain of hospitals throughout Pakistan especially in those areas which lack healthcare facilities.

Amir Khuwaja


Mr Amir Khawaja is a prominent businessman based in Manchester running several companies whilst finding the time to serve the community and further the interests of bilateral trade with Pakistan.
Mr Khuwaja founded Amir Clothing – Several Wholesale units serving a plethora of independent shops and online retailers supplying the latest in fashion from the UK, and Italy. Amir works directly with designers and manufactures to create bespoke styles to ensure his range remains fresh. For knitted garments, Amir has his own factory which produces unique designs that are patent protected. All businesses are being operated with dedication and the utmost integrity.
Amir has a longstanding association with the MQI due to the extensive social work done by him and his family. In 2018 he was elected as President of MQI Manchester and the chapter has seen a phenomenal increase in activity since his appointment.

The Khawaja family have been serving the Rehmania Masjid in Karachi for several decades. The masjid is also a centre for learning where hundreds of children receive free education. Amir is currently the Vice Chairman for the Trust overseeing all activities and ensuring it continues to work for the community.
Mr Amir also has deep links to the trade and commercial sectors, and was instrumental in re-establishing the Manchester Chapter through his strong links in UK business, international Chambers and the Pakistan Government.
In June 2018 Amir was appointed to several Standing Committees of the FPCCI (The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry) including, Corporate
Relations, Diplomatic Affairs and China – Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Fariha Quddus

General Secretary

With a business degree and experience in working in a number of industries across various sectors including education, healthcare, marketing and social development projects – Fariha has worked in the private sector, public sector and non-governmental organisations including United Nations Office of Drug Control and UK Department of Health. She is currently teaching Business and Economics at higher education institutes across London.

Fariha has always been passionate about contributing to the community and works on projects for business and economic development, which has led to her appointment as a director at the UKPCCI to further promote commercial opportunities between the UK and Pakistan.

Shahid Mirza

Chairman Board Meetings


Shahid has been in the Satellite Business for over 23 years, he has also been a member for the chamber over 13 years.
Whilst serving as a Director Shahid attended 3 Expos in Pakistan, and held the roles of Treasurer, Chairman of the Board and Vice President.


Rashad Khan



Rashad was appointed the role of Director with UKPCCI IN August 2017.
He came to the UK in 2001, started his business as Retailer in Grocery and now has a chain of Supermarkets.
Rashad also does charitable work and for the past 9 years has been a Trustee Jama Masjid Islamic Centre in Hounslow.

Shakoor Khan

Joint Secretary

I have over 12 years of experience in consultancy with a focus on maximizing business opportunities by providing excellent customer service to our client base. For the last 8 years, I am also Director of Bridging Gaps Ltd which provides business consultancy services to various small and medium type businesses and various companies in the UK. I did business in USA during the period of 1999 to 2003.

Key Skills
• Consultancy
• Project coordination
• Business strategies
• Business development

Shahid Akhtar



Shahid Joined UKPCCI as a board Member in 2017. Has over twenty five years of professional management experience in private and public sector ranging from hands on work at field level to heading multiple administration & financial management portfolios. Shahid is a retired Naval Officer with extensive experience of working with government and international organisations, at strategic and management level. He is a graduate from Pakistan Naval Academy and holds Master Degrees in Economics and Financial Management from Middlesex University Business School. He is entrepreneur with several successful businesses in UK and Pakistan. He is also a Director of Awaz Group of Radios, the largest group of radio stations in Pakistan operating of 23 stations nationwide. Shahid has keen interest in Gas & Petroleum Industry in Pakistan. He owns a Hotel group and a chain of restaurants in London.

Ishtiaq Ahmed


Mr Ishtiaq Ahmed is a prolific entrepreneur involved in several businesses, trade organisations and philanthropic activities.

UniLogo provide Uniforms and Logos throughout the UK. The client portfolio consists of over 10,000 schools and hundreds of other businesses growing on a daily basis. In addition to Local UK production, garments are sourced from Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Turkey and Morocco. Most consumables are imported from Germany, Italy and Spain to maintain consistency and quality.
We are unique in our industry in that we provide a complete uniform service, promotional clothing or workwear. Processes include Embroidery, Full colour digital printing, and Flock welding with many garments specially designed for retrospective framing. All of our clothing is sourced ethically ensuring the materials are sustainable and the staff paid a fair wages as we strive to fulfil all aspects of corporate, social and environmental responsibility. We are currently with several manufacturers in developing new fabrics and also techniques for staff to maintain a healthy work life balance.

Commercial property portfolio
Ahmed Properties

Ahmed and Mohammad Partnership

Positions in Trade Bodies
Former Vice-President and founder of the Manchester Chapter of the UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Lead several business delegations to Pakistan and hosted countless visiting chambers, Pakistani ministers and dignitaries. Worked with UKTI, GMCCI and UK Customs and excise in the interests of UKPCCI members. Provided regular business reports to PHC Consulate in Manchester to help improve bilateral trade.
Consultant in the establishment of the Commercial Wing of the PHC Consulate in Manchester including site sourcing and staff recruitment.
Former Director and General Secretary of the Pakistan Britain Business Chamber for which the then Pakistani High Commissioner to UK Mr Wajid Shamsul Hassan was Patron.

Fmr Director and Treasurer to Fair For All enterprise, a registered charity helping disadvantaged women from all backgrounds.
Part of an executive committee for the Homeless Hub.

Faisal Khwaja



Self made & motivated young man started professional career in UK in 2000.
From the last under 19 years of hard work of days and nights established himself in real estates business, started as mortgage advisor & estate management company named Fais Mortgages limited later converted into FML Estates Ltd since 2003.
2015 established in fast food business in retails named Chickys limited as well as branches in Pakistan with the different brand named called Caffe Royale London.
In Pakistan has a farm Housing project situated in Lahore at Bedian Road developing farm houses on 100 acre peace of land named “LAHORE GREENZ”.
In Gwadar have Housing Project named “PALM BEECH CITY”
He has been contracting since long with Shell and Nestle in Pakistan where provide logistics of their goods in the different cities of Pakistan.
Mr Khwaja is CEO UK of “SocioOn”the first fastest growing social media in Pakistan which is predominantly working on human development and bringing technology for common men.

Maroof Azam Rachyal

Maroof Azam Rachyal belongs to a well known business family, whom were established 1954-55 in the United Kingdom and Pakistan as, ‘Rachyal & Co’. Which was an import/export and money exchange busniess, they were one of the major roll company to contribute in generating foreign exchange for High commison of Pakistan in the United Kingdom.

Maroof Azam Rachyal is running a ground transportation business from various cities of the UK as a CEO/Director/Shareholder, serving national and international corporate clients by providing a luxury transportation solution. His future focus is on import/export, in textile and the food industry.

He holds a strong interest in charitable work as well as social work. He launched a charitable organisation named Kashmir insaf movement “Insaf Group” as a founding Chairman with 100’s of members focusing on the health and education sector in Pakistan, especially upgrading women’s health centres in rural areas of Azad Kashmir.  Mr Rachyal has strong ties with business and the political community in the United Kingdom and Pakistan.

Tel: 02039 542200
UKPCCI 140 High Rd, London E18 2QS